1955 Vecchi: Nilton Santos

Nilton Santos is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time and was a member of the FIFA World Team of the Century.

Nilton Santos revolutionized the role of the full back by constantly bombing forward and using his excellent dribbling to overload defences.

Nilton Santos played his whole career for Botafogo and was crucial in Botafogo's success in the 1950s and Brazil's World Cup victories in 1958 and 1962.

1x World Team of the 20th Century

2x World Cup
1x Copa America
1x Panamerican Championship
4x Campeonato Carioca